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Motorola homesecure system at pc world

Discussion in 'Smart Home, Climate Control & Security Forum' started by meansizzler, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. meansizzler

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    I went to my local pc world and saw a new security system from motorola they got a hole sction set up on it, with a lot of info and signs, found know mention of it on the motorola website or any reviews, seems pc world just snagged them up as big deal or something, anyway chech it out and tell me what you think...

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    The only thing with wireless systems is that once the batterys begin to die, it can be prone to false alarms, great fun @ 3am, u can pick up a Scantronic panel that complys to EU and UK regs for about £30 so I hear at work.
     
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    cant agree with that

    I have had a YALE wireless sytem active for about 8 years with not a single false alarm.

    originally cost £200 but later added 2 more PIR's and 1 door switch for about another £100

    batteries in PIR's and window sensors (2 x AAA) last about 2 years - yes 2 years !! and when they get close to empty, the base unit indicates low battery and indicates the sensor in question.

    I would imagine that a more modern system would be even better.
     
  4. JohnS

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    Wireless alarms being rubbish is largly a rumor generated by installers that dont know how to fit them.

    If you buy the correct equipment and install it the right way (don't point a PIR at a heatsource for example) wireless are no worse than wired detectors. The advantage with wired is that a larger range is available that allows you to finetune the detectors to the situation.

    There are some rubbish wirefree systems though, that don't warn of low batteries, radio interference, supervision problems etc. Like everything else you get what you pay for, the British Standards split radio alarms into 6 sub catagories. Only grade 6 is suitable for police response and so is considered reliable. It also complies with the new EN level 2 requirements following risk assesment. It is however very difficult to get hold off diy.
     

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